When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.
A traditional service will usually include a visitation, funeral ceremony, and burial or entombment. The body is present and may be viewed by family and friends. This can include 2 separate days, a visitation the night before and service the next day but can also be all in one day with visitation an hour or more before the service. A traditional service usually includes some type of religious ceremony. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been providing traditional services since 1975.
Viewing/Service & Cremation
Individuals and families that wish to have a viewing/service with the body present while also choosing cremation, can do both. The body is embalmed so that friends and/or family members may be able to view the body and still choose cremation. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services has many options available so that families may do both.
Cremation is not, legally, or technically, a service. It is, in fact, a form of disposition, such as burial, entombment, donation, etc. With cremation, there are more options than with traditional services. When cremation is requested, there is still the need to decide what type of service that the family/loved ones want to have to memorialize their loved one.
A memorial service is when the body is not present, and a service is conducted. This may be due to cremation, donation to science, or various other factors. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services has facilities that many families have found very convenient and comfortable for a memorial service. Of course, a memorial service can be conducted at other facilities also, like a church.
'Direct Cremation’ is more of a legal term than accurate description. When direct cremation is requested, the remains are cremated, and there are no services with the body present. Usually there is no embalming, and the cremation is provided as soon as legally possible and according to the family's wishes.
Every death should be acknowledged either with a public or private service of some type. It does not have to be a costly option, but rather, one that meets the grieving process for the loved ones who are left behind. Every person is an individual, and no two services provided for the death of a loved one is alike. We, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, strive to provide a meaningful and distinct service for each person we serve, whether we have a service at our facilities or another location.
Evans Funeral Home | 334 Crawley Creek Rd | Chapmanville,
WV | Tel: 1-304-855-3232 | Fax: 1-304-855-8416 |